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Federal Funding Available in Central, Northeast El Paso; City invites public to ‘Idea Workshop’

On Tuesday, officials with the City of El Paso’s Department of Community and Human Development, along with Districts 2 and 4, invited the public to an ‘Idea Workshop’ to learn about the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding available to improve low-income neighborhoods.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to propose neighborhood improvement projects to be considered for CDBG funding in District 2 and 4.

“City staff will be on hand to listen to the public’s suggestions and answer any questions regarding CDBG,” officials shared via a news release. “Information on the CDBG process and funding opportunities will be shared.”

The City has set-aside $1 million of CDBG for small-scale public facilities improvements. Approximately $500,000 is allocated to District 2 and $500,000 to District 4.

Residents can determine which district they reside in by visiting the City’s interactive Districting Map.

CDBG funds can be used for improvements to recreation centers, senior centers, libraries, and other neighborhood facilities; park enhancements; walkability and accessibility improvements; and small-scale green infrastructure.

DISTRICT 2:  Virtual ‘Idea Workshop’   |   Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 6PM

Join the meeting online by clicking on this link

Dial-in: +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)       Meeting ID: 812 5526 7138

DISTRICT 4:  In-Person ‘Idea Workshop’   |   Friday, August 20, 2021 | 7:30AM

Denny’s Restaurant, 4690 Woodrow Bean Transmountain

Residents are encouraged to fill out the Citizen Request Form (CRF) to recommend public facility improvements needed in Districts 2 and 4. The CRF is available at the Community Development website, or can be picked up at the City’s One Stop Shop, 811 Texas Ave.

The deadline to submit a proposed project is 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, 2021.

Projects must be located in a CDBG eligible area. For more information, contact the Community and Human Development Department at CDBGFacilities@elpasotexas.gov.